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Rumormongering: What If Brooklyn Barneys Replaced Urban Outfitters?

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Picking up on the news that Barneys is considering a Cobble Hill Co-op, Brownstoner has a good suggestion: "The retail space at 200 Atlantic would make perfect sense, in our humble opinion." Allow us to humbly second that, since the 200 Atlantic space is big, slick, and well-located.

But their next idea caught us by surprise: "Or maybe they'll take over the lease from Urban Outfitters, which clearly ain't working out too well." Is the Atlantic Avenue Urban Outfitters really troubled? Compared to its sisters in Manhattan, the store feels quiet, but it's no emptier than your average Urban outside the city. And based on the scene every time we go in there, we suspect it's consuming the allowance of every teenager in Cobble Hill—although that's hardly a demographic that can support a full store.

All of this Barneys speculation, of course, continues to be based on one Crain's article. We've contacted Barneys' PR for a statement, so hopefully we'll have more information soon.
· ZOMG: Barneys Co-Op Might Open in Cobble Hill [Racked]
· Barney's Looking for Co-op Space in Cobble Hill [Brownstoner]
· A Barneys to grow in Brooklyn [Crain's]

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